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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate businessman Tom Steyer speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. On Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, The Associated Press reported on a manipulated video circulating online incorrectly portraying Steyer criticizing Democrats during the Iowa presidential debate saying they would

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 17, 2020 5:06 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer criticized Democrats...

Free admission, Census info at Memphis museum on MLK day

Jan. 16, 2020 4:23 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The National Civil Rights Museum will be providing free admission and information about voting and the upcoming U.S. Census during a celebration of The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday in Memphis, Tennessee. The museum hosts several events each year on the King holiday,...

Gregory Lewis, the leader of Souls to the Polls led a protest outside the Ozaukee County Courthouse in Port Washington, Wis., Monday, January 13, 2020, where Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Malloy held state election officials in contempt of court for not following his order to remove thousands of people from the voters rolls. Before the courtroom session Gregory Lewis, the leader of Souls to the Polls led a protest outside the courthouse and spoke to media gathered. Protestors had tape over their mouths symbolizing their voices being silenced. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Wisconsin appeals court puts voter rolls purge on hold

Jan. 14, 2020 6:15 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday put on hold an order to immediately remove up to 209,000 names from the state's voter registration rolls, handing Democrats who had fought the move a victory in the battleground state. The appeals court sided with the bipartisan state elections...

Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Malloy listens to attorneys from both sides Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 before making his finding at the Ozaukee County Courthouse in Port Washington, Wis., where Judge Malloy held state election officials in contempt of court for not following his order to remove thousands of people from the voters rolls. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Q&A: What is happening with Wisconsin's voter purge?

Jan. 14, 2020 5:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The ongoing fight over whether 209,000 people in Wisconsin should be removed from voter registration rolls has pit liberals against conservatives in the closely divided battleground state. President Donald Trump narrowly won Wisconsin in 2016 and it is expected to be one of a handful...

Wisconsin appeals court puts on hold removal of up to 209,000 voters from registration rolls, handing Democrats a win

Jan. 14, 2020 11:31 AM EST
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin appeals court puts on hold removal of up to 209,000 voters from registration rolls, handing Democrats a win.
Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Malloy listens to attorneys from both sides Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 before making his finding at the Ozaukee County Courthouse in Port Washington, Wis., where Judge Malloy held state election officials in contempt of court for not following his order to remove thousands of people from the voters rolls. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Wisconsin judge orders up to 209K voter names be deleted

Jan. 13, 2020 8:03 PM EST

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Monday found the state's bipartisan elections commission to be in contempt and ordered it to immediately begin removing up to 209,000 names from the state's voter rolls or face fines for each day it doesn't. Hours later, a divided Wisconsin Supreme Court...

In this Dec. 10, 2019 photo, Hispanic Federation Canvasser Ana M. Vigo, right, registers Maria Moralez, left, to vote as Ivan Baez Munoz looks on outside the Polk Coutny Tax Collectors office in Davenport, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Will Puerto Ricans new to Florida swing state to Democrats?

Jan. 10, 2020 11:13 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — When Martha Santiago moved to Polk County, Florida, from Puerto Rico in 1979 to teach in one of the county's first bilingual schools, there were two certainties. One was that oranges were an economic engine in the county that is wedged between Tampa and Orlando. The other was that...

Bernice King, daughter of slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks about a series of events to be held in and around The King Center, on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Atlanta. The events commemorating the birth of civil rights icon center around social justice, non-violence seminars and voter education. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)

ML King Day activities to emphasize voters and nonviolence

Jan. 9, 2020 7:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As the nation prepares for the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday amid a “dire” election year, the Atlanta center named for him will offer nonviolence training, voter registration and visits from politicians, entertainers and sports figures, King’s daughter said...

Wisconsin Legislature seeks to kill lawsuit on voter purge

Jan. 6, 2020 8:31 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature on Monday asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to prevent the purging of up to 209,000 registered voters in the battleground state. The Legislature's attorneys asked the court to at least put the lawsuit on hold while a...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, people vote at Jamestown Town Hall in Kieler, Wis. Conservatives are asking a judge to find the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt for not immediately purging more than 200,000 voters from the rolls. A judge last month ordered the purge of voters who may have moved and didn't respond within 30 days to notification sent by the elections commission in October 2019. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP, File)

Conservatives seek immediate purge of voters in Wisconsin

Jan. 2, 2020 1:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative law firm on Thursday asked a judge to find the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt and impose $12,000 a day in fines until it immediately purges more than 200,000 voters from the rolls, a move Democrats are fighting in the key battleground state. A judge last...